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Indonesia’s Covid-19 Deaths Exceed 1,000 in Daily Record

  • Country reports 1,040 deaths and 34,379 new cases on Wednesday
  • Central Java hardest hit by fatalities, Jakarta leads in cases
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Deaths due to Covid-19 in Indonesia exceeded 1,000 for the first time, intensifying the battle to contain a resurgence of infections that has overwhelmed its medical system.

The nation reported 1,040 more deaths in the past 24 hours, double the number just a week ago, latest ministry data show. It registered 34,379 new cases as of Wednesday, also a daily record.